Project Manager / Business Analyst

Chicago, IL

Posted: 01/15/2020 Category: Project Manager Job Number: 12668

Job Description


Project Manager / Business Analyst

SUMMARY

The Project Manager / Business Analyst role is on Product team within the Information Technology department. The PM/BA will work closely with the Product Manager, vendors, and development teams to create technology solutions that meet the needs of our organization. The role ensures projects move forward efficiently while keeping focus on the goals and the business value of the solution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:
  • Gather input from subject matter experts, users and stakeholders to document business needs and constraints that are easily understood, thorough, and accurate.
  • Define and analyze solution options that balance business value, usability and technical feasibility.
  • Create project plans that set milestones, identify dependencies, and communicate progress.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings to share timelines and address open questions.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors through implementation and rollout.
  • Build trusted relationships with end-users by providing system support and incorporating feedback.
  • Provides a user-focused approach to all ideas and decisions. Advocates for the user community through understanding of their roles, responsibilities and processes.

GENERAL EDUCATION, SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The individual in this position should have experience working in the financial industry. The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:
  • Bachelor’ s degree and at least 2 years of experience as a product analyst and or business analyst with custom system development and vendor software implementations.
  • Experience working in collaborative environments and with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience making complex concepts and business problems ‘ simple’.
  • Powerful analytical skillset with the ability to motivate others to share your vision and enthusiasm.
  • Adaptable, dependable, and dedicated to your products and team.
  • Familiarity with application architecture, web applications, databases and other relevant technologies.
  • Self-starter that likes to get their hands-on and tinker with data and reporting tools.
  • Excellent writing and listening skills with a proven ability to disseminate information effectively and articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner.

 

A successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working alongside thoughtful and smart colleagues in a fast-paced environment. They will enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence and will be a naturally collaborative individual who enjoys interacting with individuals at all levels. Additionally, they will be a strong team player with a proactive approach and the ability to take initiative with discretion and judgment.

 

At a Glance - Software Engineering Organization (SEO)
  • A modern software engineering group embedded inside of a financial services firm
  • Teams follow a modern approach to software engineering focusing on test driven development, pair programing, continuous integration, distributed systems and other best practices
  • Teams are empowered by management to deliver product requirements through cross functional team ownership
  • A strong team culture inside and outside the office
  • Adaptive to change and feedback from team members

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Kelly Hallgren

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